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American Beach
South Australia
American Beach is located in South Australia
American Beach
American Beach
Location in South Australia
Population 6 (2016 census)
Established 2002
Postcode(s) 5222
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
  • 115 km (71 mi) south-west of Adelaide
  • 25 km (16 mi) east of Kingscote
LGA(s) Kangaroo Island Council
Region Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
County Carnarvon
State electorate(s) Mawson
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
18.1 °C
65 °F
12.8 °C
55 °F
538.4 mm
21.2 in
Suburbs around American Beach:
Nepean Bay Nepean Bay Kangaroo Head
Nepean Bay American Beach Dudley West
Baudin Beach Dudley West Dudley West
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Adjoining localities

American Beach is a locality in South Australia on the north coast of Dudley Peninsula on Kangaroo Island overlooking Nepean Bay, about 115 kilometres (71 miles) south-west of Adelaide.

The name is derived from the nearby beach of the same name. The locality is zoned for conservation purposes with the view of providing limited built development intended principally for tourism uses, which has a minimal impact and where provided, complements the environment of the locality.

The gazetted locality boundaries were created in March 2002. As of 2015, it consists of a strip of land located between the coastline with Nepean Bay and the Hog Bay Road. It is “not to be confused with the former American Beach Estate subdivision” which was also gazetted in 2002 as Baudin Beach.

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that American Beach had a population of 6 people.

American Beach is located within the federal division of Mayo, the state electoral district of Mawson and the local government area of the Kangaroo Island Council.

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